Last week work required that I drive up to Hudson for a two-day photoshoot. Timing wise it wasn’t ideal– I felt like I was coming down with a cold and I had my half-marathon on Sunday down in Pennsylvania. The beauty of the fall foliage and quaintness of the town made it feel far from a cumbersome assignment though. Around every turn there was a view more breathtaking from the last. It was a constant feeling of awe, and if you have ever read about the feeling of awestruck (here’s a great article), you know what I mean.
“Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment, which underlies
awe’s capacity to adjust time perception, influence decisions, and make life feel more satisfying than it would otherwise.”